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Aug 31, 2019 Colin Finbow
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Young Emily goes to live with her family in an inherited country house. When she begins to see and hear strange things, Emily fears that she is being haunted. Colin Finbow's unusual ghost story is set in Victorian England. Stars Anna Jones as Emily, Kate Buffery as Mama, John Rowe as Papa and Anna Massey as Miss Rabstock. Directed by Cherry Cookson First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1994. 1 hour   Image thanks to Tama66  https://pixabay.com/photos/goal-gate-castle-villa-park-3896102/
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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Aug 31, 2019 Anthony Neilson
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Through the telephone static on the Confidantes Helpline comes the anxious voice of a young woman. Nothing unusual in that, perhaps; but for Chris it is the shock of his life. Music arranged and played by Bob Stephenson, with Brian Shields and Colin McRae. Directed by Patrick Rayner BBC Scotland. Stereo Chris: John McGlynn Sally: Hilary MacLean Andi: Rose McBain Sean: Jim Twaddale BBC Radio 4 FM, 24 October 1988 20.15 Image thanks to SofiLayla...
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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Aug 31, 2019 W Somerset Maugham
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First published in 1944, W Somerset Maugham’s novel dramatised in two-parts by Ronald Frame. Episode 1  Traumatised young veteran Larry Darrell returns to Chicago after the First World War, but finds it difficult to fit back into society. To the dismay of his fiancée, Isabel, he heads for Paris, where he embarks on a spiritual quest to find the answers to his many questions. Episode 2  It's now the 1930s. After travelling in the East, Larry returns to Paris where he meets up with Sophie...
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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Aug 31, 2019 Mark McShane
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To enhance her reputation, clairvoyant Myra Savage and her husband embark on a terrible course of action.  Anton Lesser reads Mark McShane's thriller.  Broadcast in 6 parts from Mon 8  Mar 2010 13:30 BBC RADIO 7 Image thanks to tatlin https://pixabay.com/photos/glass-rainy-window-hand-shadow-97504/
Topic: BBC Radio Reading
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Aug 30, 2019 Jean de Coras
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Martin Guerre lived in the Pyrenean village of Artigat and was charged with being an impostor on his return after an absence of eight years. But the trial left many questions unanswered. Two-part dramatisation by Guy Meredith from the trial notes of the 16th-century French judge, Jean de Coras. Starring Sean Bean as Martin Guerre and Lesley Dunlop as his wife Bertrande. Jean de Coras... Olivier Pierre Sanxi Guerre... Alex Norton Pierre Guerre... Andrew Melville Andreu de Rols... John Church Mme...
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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Jul 15, 2019 Thomas Hardy
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Thomas Hardy's classic short story is a masterful drama of psychological suspense. Dramatised by Louise Doughty, it tells the highly charged tale of two women in the grip of passions beyond their control. With Victoria Hamilton, Susan Jameson, Ewan Bailey, Nick Sayce. Directed by Claudine Toutoungi. Image thanks to wenzlerdesign https://pixabay.com/photos/winter-s-gibbet-elsdon-4089464/
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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Jul 15, 2019 Guy de Maupassant
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1880s' Corsica: Reminded by a gruesome trophy reminder of his days in Africa, Sir John Rowell awaits the return of his nemesis... Guy de Maupassant's story dramatised by Michael Robson. Stars Denis Quilley as Sir John Rowell, Cyril Shaps as Bermutier, Edward Seckerson as Olivier, David Strong as Audas and Hector Ross as Chavanne. Devised and directed by Derek Hoddinott. First broadcast on the BBC World Service 21st February 1976. 30 minutes Image thanks to simonwijers...
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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Jul 10, 2019 Peter Shaffer
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Peter Shaffer's award-winning play combines fiction and history to detail the final years of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Antonio Salieri, an older composer, propelled by jealousy, plots the tragic downfall of his brilliant rival. Sir Peter Hall's production, first broadcast in 1983 and recorded with the original National Theatre cast. Antonio Salieri ..... Paul Scofield Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart ..... Simon Callow  Constanze Mozart ..... Felicity Kendall Joseph II ..... John Normington Gottfried...
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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Jun 22, 2019 Trevor Walker
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Young Tracy has a terrifying recurring nightmare, which seems to be connected with the cottage where she lives with her mother. She dreams about a man hideously wounded in battle, and about a little girl who tries frantically, but in vain, to wake her mother. What happens when the nightmare becomes real? Ross: Graham Padden Angela: Natasha Pyne Tracy: Romytennant Dr Craig: Gareth Armstrong Martin Elliott: Peter Howell Lucy: Susie Brann John/Dr Sullivan: Andrew Branch Alice: Pauline Letts Young...
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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Jun 7, 2019 Jill Hyem
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Lara is haunted by a Corsican lullaby. Can it be due to some repressed memory from her childhood? Tracy Wiles … Lara Ben Crowe … Sam Mary Wimbush … Mrs Osborne John Turner … Aiden Routh Elizabeth Bell … Judith Routh Tessa Worsley … Marjory Ioan Meredith … Vicar Stephen Critchlow … Various Becky Hindley … Various Written by Jill Hyem. Director: Cherry Cookson. The Saturday Play BBC Radio 4 FM, 16 October 1999 15.00 Image thanks to Corsica-MemoryCatcher ...
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Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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May 26, 2019 Max Beerbohm
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Convinced that posterity will acknowledge his genius, fin-de-siecle poet Enoch Soames accepts the devil's offer to glimpse the future: he is to be in the British Museum Reading Room this afternoon.  Dramatised by Eric Pringle Directed by David Blount  Max Beerbohm: Nigel Anthony Enoch Soames: David Bannerman The Devil: Ioan Meredith Will Rotherstein: Christopher Wright Berthe: Rachel Atkins Thirty-Minute Theatre - BBC Radio 4 FM, 3 June 1997 14.00 Image thanks to rudgml5598 -...
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Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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May 26, 2019 Don Taylor
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A man finds himself in a strange city, where he is quickly projected into a series of bizarre situations over which he has no control... Man - Anton Lesser Voice - Michael Pennington Stranger - Edward Petherbridge Clio/Wife - Alison Skilbeck Lavatory Attendant - Bill Wallis Executive - Paul Ritter PR Person/Girl - Louisa Millwood-Haigh Game Show Host - Robert Webb Young Man - Jonathan Dryden Taylor Produced by Richard Blake Directed by Don Taylor The Friday Play - BBC Radio 4, 05 April 2002...
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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May 26, 2019 Guy Vaesen & Lawrence Durrell
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The Dark Labyrinth by Guy Vaesen was based on the novel by Lawrence Durrell. A strangely assorted set of people on a Mediterranean cruise; a visit to a famous labyrinth on the island of Crete; and a confrontation with their private natures and fears that none had expected.  Directed By: Margaret Etall Lord Graecen: David Bird Captain Baird: John Rowe Olaf Fearmax: Malcolm Hayes Miss Dombey: Norma Ronald Jack Truman: David Ryall Elsie Truman: Rosemary Leach Campion: Michael Shannon Virginia...
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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May 26, 2019 Gaston Leroux
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France’s most dangerous man, Frederic Larson, is finally laid to rest. But who is the mysterious woman at his graveside? Journalist, Joseph Rouletabille is intrigued but must look to his own past to solve the mystery... Dramatised by Stephen Sheridan Directed by David Blount Rouletabille: Nicholas Boulton Sainclair: Charles Simpson Larson: Geoffrey Whitehead Mathilde: Suzanna Hamilton With Alastair Danson, Stephen Thorne, David Timson and Alison Pettitt The Saturday Play - BBC Radio 4 FM, 12...
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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May 26, 2019 Elizabeth Kuti
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On Margaret's 67th birthday, an uninvited guest calls who shares the same birthday. The teenager, May, seems to know more about Margaret's life than she should. So who is she and what does she really want? Elizabeth Kuti’s poignant play about coming to terms with the past Starring Patricia Routledge as Margaret, Emily Fleeshman as May and Roy Hudd as Ron. Produced and directed by Tanya Nash 45 minutes Afternoon Play - BBC Radio 4 FM, 5 July 2004 14.15 Image thanks to Flensshot...
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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Mar 24, 2019 Ben Steiner
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A rather neglected, weary and careworn God bemoans some of the day-to-day frustrations of being the Supreme Being. For some time God has been meaning to speak directly to people and after some trial and error with various knobs he manages to break into the BBC Afternoon Play where he settles down with a cup of tea to try and resolve a few things.  Ben Steiner’s first play for radio stars Tom Courtenay as God.  Rupert – Sebastian Graham-Jones God – Tom Courtenay Produced by Nicholas...
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Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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Mar 23, 2019 Daphne Du Maurier
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The natural world turns on mankind as a war veteran and his family come under attack in Cornwall.  Melissa Murray's dramatisation of Daphne Du Maurier's classic horror story. With Neil Dudgeon, Nicola Walker, Jade Williams and Gerard Horan Neil Dudgeon - Nat Nicola Walker - Sue Jade Williams - Maggie Gerard Horan - Mr Trigg Carl Grose - Jonathan John Dougall - Newsreader Rachel Bavidge - Mary Music and sound design by David Pickvance   Directed by Sally Avens  Dramatised by Melissa Murray ...
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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Feb 16, 2019 Patrick Hamilton
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On a hot summer's day a Fleet Street tycoon finds himself under telephone threat of blackmail. A production of a radio play first broadcast in 1937.   Stephen Thorne stars as the tycoon and David Collings as the strange Mr Poland.  Produced and directed by Richard Wortley Mr Carruthers: Stephen Thorne Mr Poland: David Collings McPherson: Joe Dunlop Miss Rough: Rachel Atkins Miss Carruthers: Gwyneth Powell Bank clerk: Ben Crowe Hilliard: Loan Meredith Afternoon Play BBC Radio 4 FM, 28 May...
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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Feb 16, 2019 Neil Brand
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Cath Davis, the head of an MI5 surveillance team, is renowned for her skill in using the most advanced listening techniques. But when she finds herself detailed to bug a close friend from her past, she hasn't any inkling of what she is about to discover.  Cath: Haydn Gwynne Marge: Margot Leicester Mike: Charlie Simpson Gerry: Gerard Murphy Dave: Nicholas Murchie Rebecca: Susan Brown Directed by Eoin O'Callaghan Afternoon Play BBC Radio 4 FM, 12 June 2003 14.15 Thanks to the original uploader...
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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Feb 2, 2019 Julian Symons
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In Julian Symons's psychological thriller, John Wilkins, an unhappily-married man, is charged with the brutal murder of a young woman he admires. Wilkins is subject to blackouts and can't remember anything. Winner of a Gold Dagger award for crime writing. Dramatised by Guy Meredith Directed by Enyd Williams. John Wilkins: David Threlfall May Wilkins: Natasha Pyne Mrs Wilkins: Charlotte Mitchell Uncle Dan: Harold Innocent James Hayley: Anthony Newlands Magnus Newton: Michael Cochrane Justice...
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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Jan 30, 2019 Harold Pinter
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In the week celebrating Harold Pinter's 70th birthday, Pinter starred in a new production of his classic radio play of 1959.  During a single day, the safety of the study, scullery and garden is endangered by the appearance of a match seller at the garden gate in this comedy of menace. Edward: Harold Pinter Flora: Jill Johnson Match seller: Albert Stokes Directed by Ned Chaillet  The Friday Play BBC Radio 4 FM, 13 October 2000 21.00 Thanks to the original uploader Image thanks to Riala &...
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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Jan 27, 2019 W Somerset Maugham
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A series of six plays dramatised and narrated by David Buck 1 - P&O  The scene is a liner in the Indian Ocean, homeward bound. A lonely middle-aged woman seeking a divorce,has left her unfaithful husband in the Far East. Soon after the ship leaves Singapore an Irish planter falls ill. As his condition deteriorates the effect is felt by all on board. While the ship races to the nearest port the veneer of respectability cracks.  With Hannah Gordon  Directed by Walter Acosta 2 - Flotsam...
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Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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Dec 24, 2018 Alan Ayckbourn
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The season of good cheer and harmony is yet to arrive at the Bunker household.  Stars Peter Vaughan and Nicky Henson. Adapted for radio by Richard Wigmore Directed by Gordon House Harvey: Peter Vaughan Bernard: Ronald Herdman Belinda: Maggie McCarthy Pattie: Heather Bell Neville: Nicky Henson Eddie: Robin Summers Rachel: Jennifer Piercey Phyllis: Susan Uebel Clive: Guy Holden Saturday-Night Theatre BBC Radio 4 FM, 28 December 1985 20.30 Image thanks to Myriams-Fotos
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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Dec 10, 2018 Various
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It's the end of the day and the children are safely in bed. But how safe are they? And how safe are you - from them? Tom Baker reads a selection of horror stories on the theme of childhood. Sredni Vashtar by Saki Read by Tom Baker Produced by Tony Harrison BBC Two 22 December 1978 23.55 The Photograph by Nigel Kneale. Tom Baker reads Nigel Kneale's story of a dying boy, who is forced by his mother to have one last photograph taken. Produced by Tony Harrison BBC Two 24 December 1978 0.25 The...
Topic: BBC Two
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Dec 10, 2018 Nick Perry
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Nicola Walker stars as a police detective investigating a series of murders in London's Catholic community in this gritty psychological crime drama by Nick Perry. Each Roman Catholic parish compiles a Book of the Dead from the lists of departed loved ones submitted by parishioners. Printed on the front of the envelopes are three words: November Dead List. In our drama, a young priest opens one such envelope and discovers - not a list of the dead but a list of people he knows to be alive, and...
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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Dec 9, 2018 Graham Greene
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Rollo Martins , writer of Westerns, is invited to Vienna to join his friend Harry Lime on a new enterprise. He is unpleasantly surprised both by the enterprise and by the news that his friend is dead. Adapted from the screenplay by Richard Wortley  Produced by Richard Wortley  Rollo Martins: Edward Bishop Harry Lime: Ian Hendry Colonel Calloway: John Bentley Anna: Ann Lynn Harry Lime's porter: William Fox Sgt Paine): Henry Stamper Dr Winkelf: Henry Stamper TombS: Geoffrey Beevers Carter:...
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Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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Dec 2, 2018 Mike Bartlett
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This programme contains some strong language. A  play by Mike Bartlett, specially written for Radio 3, which follows an elderly lady, Rosie, who lives in an old people's home. She escapes into the wintry landscape outside with a reluctant teenager tagging along behind her. On her journey, she meets a woman in her 30s and a nine-year-old girl and discovers some interesting coincidences: they are on the run too and are also both called Rosie. Older Rosie ...... Geraldine McEwan Oliver .........
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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Nov 24, 2018 W Somerset Maugham
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George Winter had built a fortune on a simple premise-nine men out of ten are either rogues or fools. But had he thought that one day the tenth man might cross his path?  Adapted by Peggy Wells Produced by David Geary Lord Francis Etchingham: Hector Ross Lady Etchingham: Joan Matheson Catherine Winter: Patricia Gallimore George Winter: Clifford Norgate Anne Etchingham: Venetia Maxwell Edward O'Donell: David Robb Thompson: Patrick Tull Robert Colby: Peter Williams Frederick Bennett: Martin...
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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Nov 20, 2018 Various
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A series of late night thrillers, each connected by a mysterious mobile phone. 1 - The Patient by Simon Passmore In Simon Passmore's drama, a doctor's night-time calls are sent off course when she starts receiving messages from a former patient. Kate . . . . . Lucy Akhurst Craig . . . . . Philip Jackson The Patient . . . . . Sally Orrock The Man . . . . . Sean Baker Radio Control . . . . . Claire Harry Sound Design by Peter Ringrose. Directed by Sasha Yevtushenko. 2 - All-Night Cafe by Rebecca...
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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Nov 20, 2018 Sheila Hodgson
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I have told many stories, ghost stories. only ghost stories, I never cared to tell any other kind and the question arises: Do I believe in ghosts? - Well I am prepared to consider evidence. Take for example, the curious business of the train companion..... Based on an idea by M.R.James M R James: David March Robert Stafford: Steve Hodson Madame Blanche Angier: Grizelda Hervey Madame Louise Angier: Mandy Cuthbert Hotel Manager/Anstey Guthrie: Jeffrey Segal Waiter: Douglas Blackwell Produced and...
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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Nov 18, 2018 James M Cain
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"I'm an insurance salesman, I sell this guy some insurance. Then one hot afternoon, I find myself in bed with his wife. We murder him."  Starring Frederic Forrest as Walter Huff , Molly Ringwald as Lola, Theresa Russell as Phyllis and John Wood as George Keyes.  Nirdlinger: Michael Drew Norton: John Guerrasio Jackson: John Baddeley Nettie: Geraldine Fitzgerald Sachetti: Roger May Original music by Barrington Pheloung  Dramatised by John Fletcher  Directed by Andy Jordan  BBC...
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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Nov 18, 2018 Stephen Wyatt
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Patrick Stewart stars as Raymond Chandler and Adrian Scarborough is Billy Wilder in this entertaining glimpse inside the Hollywood film industry. In 1944 the two men came together to work on a screen adaptation of James M Cain's novel Double Indemnity. Billy Wilder is a 36 year old German Jewish émigré just making his name as a director and Raymond Chandler is a reformed alcoholic with a developing reputation as a novelist but absolutely no experience of writing for movies. The play follows...
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Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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Nov 18, 2018 Pierre Boileau & Thomas Narcejac
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"Do you think it's possible to live again, Monsieur? ... I mean ... is it possible to die and then ... live again in someone else?"  Jacques Flavieres is a troubled and complex soul with a devastating fear of heights, rejected from the army on medical grounds. An old friend asks him to take on a private assignment which leads to fatal obsession.  Adrian Bean's dramatisation of the novel that inspired Hitchcock's Vertigo. Michael Maloney - Jacque Flavieres Sarah Smart -...
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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Nov 17, 2018 Raymond Chandler
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Marlowe is hired to tail the mysterious Betty Mayfield all the way to the seaside town of Esmerelda, without knowing why or the identity of his employer. It's not long before he realises that he's not the only one on the trail, and that he too is being watched.  Toby Stephens plays Philip Marlowe in a landmark series bringing all of Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe novels to Radio 4. Philip Marlowe - Toby Stephens Betty Mayfield - Sarah Goldberg Larry Mitchell - Iain Batchelor Clyde Umney -...
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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Nov 17, 2018 Margery Allingham
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The Chalice has been in the keeping of the Gyrth family for centuries. On his twenty-fifth birthday, the male heir is told the secret of the Chalice, and that a representative of the Crown comes to inspect it every ten years.  A radio play by Felix Felton and Susan Ashman from the novel by Margery Allingham with Richard Hurndail, Mary Wimbush, David March and Peter Claughton. Produced by Audrey Cameron  Cast in order of speaking:  Val St John Gyrth: David March Lugg: Peter Claughton Albert...
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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Nov 16, 2018 C S Lewis
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Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy return to Narnia to help a Prince battling to become King, in this fourth instalment of C.S. Lewis' Chronicles of Narnia series. Stars David Suchet and Paul Scofield. Music by John Campbell Adapted and directed by Paul McCusker and Philip Glassborow.  With Paul Scofield as the Storyteller David Suchet as Aslan Freddie Findlay as Peter Katherine Suchet as Susan Matthew White as Edmund Elizabeth Eaton as Lucy Richard Suchet as Prince Caspian Tenniel Evans as Doctor...
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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Nov 15, 2018 Harold Pinter
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Two plays by Harold Pinter 1 - Landscape A man and a woman sit deep in recollection. While the man's thoughts are of his day in the park and a quarrel in the pub, the woman's are of an idyllic day spent many years ago on a beach with the man she loved. Duff ...... Harold Pinter Beth ...... Penelope Wilton 2 - The Examination A chilling yet playful monologue in which a man about to be questioned summons up every mental resource to empower himself over his interrogator. With Michael Gambon....
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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Nov 11, 2018 John Wyndham
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A.S. is sad John Wyndham 's psychological science-fiction novel, dramatised for radio by John Constable. Twelve-year-old Matthew starts talking to Chocky. But is she a fantasy friend or an alien life force?  Owen Teale - David Gore Cathy Tyson - Mary Gore Sacha Dhawan - Matthew Gore Holly Grainger - Polly Gore Kathryn Hunt - Chocky John Lloyd Fillingham - Alan John Branwell - Sir William Thorpe Adapted by John Constable Music composed and played by Paul Cargill.  Directed by Melanie Harris ...
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Nov 11, 2018 John Wyndham
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Matthew is twelve, and a completely normal child. Suddenly he starts asking unusual questions and behaving oddly. It is then that his parents become aware of Chocky.  Adapted for radio by John Tydeman with Eric Thompson. And Jack De Manio as himself.  Produced By: John Tydeman Matthew Gore: J Bennett David Gore: Eric Thompson Mary Gore: Sheila Grant Alan Froome: Peter Baldwin Roy Landis: Michael Spice Sir William Thorne: Rolf Lefebvre Dr Frost: Lockwood West Dennis Chattery: John Baddeley...
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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Nov 11, 2018 Friedrich Durenmatt
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Three nuclear physicists Newton, Leibniz and Moebius, are holed up in a mental hospital in Switzerland. One believes he's Albert Einstein, another Isaac Newton, while the third, called Möbius, is visited by the spirit of King Solomon, who leads him towards scientific insights. A police inspector tries to work out which one of them is guilty of murder.  Written in 1961 by the Swiss playwright Friedrich Dürrenmatt. Translated by James Kirkup. With Nickolas Grace, John Shrapnel, Jonathan Cecil,...
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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Nov 11, 2018 Friedrich Durrenmatt
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Samantha Bond stars as a psychiatrist in this classic European farce by Friedrich Dürrenmatt about three theoretical physicists who believe they are Einstein, Newton and Möbius. They are locked in a lunatic asylum and each gets tangled in vicious murders. Amidst all the jokes is a real relationship between a scientist who may or may not be mad and his nurse who wants to save him.  The Physicists was first performed in 1962 at the height of the Cold War. The serious subject behind the farce...
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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Nov 4, 2018 Francis Ilse
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"On a balmy summer's day in 1930 the great and the good of the county are out in force for the annual, much-anticipated tennis party at the Bickleighs, although not everyone has much enthusiasm for the game. The tennis party exists for other reasons - and charmingly mannered infidelity is now the most popular pastime in the small but exclusive Devonshire hamlet of Wyvern's Cross. Which is why, in his own garden, the host, Dr Edmund Bickleigh, is desperately fighting to conceal the two...
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Oct 30, 2018 Samuel Beckett
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Two characters, Vladimir  and Estragon , wait for the arrival of someone named Godot who never arrives, and while waiting they engage in a variety of discussions and encounter three other characters.  Waiting for Godot is Beckett's translation of his own original French play, En attendant Godot, and is subtitled (in English only) "a tragicomedy in two acts". Cast Barry McGovern...Vladimir Johnny Murphy... Estragon Alan Stanford... Pozzo Stephen Brennan...Lucky Sam McGovern...Boy...
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Topic: RTE Radio Drama
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Oct 30, 2018 Winston Graham
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Stunning blonde Marnie is not what she appears to be. She's about to be trapped and her ruthlessness tested.  Marnie (written in 1961) may be the best remembered as having been filmed by Alfred Hitchcock in the early 1960s. This adaptation for radio returns to the heart of the book itself. Dramatised by Shaun McKenna Directed by Marion Nancarrow Marnie - Jade Williams Mark - Patrick Kennedy Terry - Carl Prekopp Edie - Elaine Claxton Lucy - Joanna Monro Roman - Brian Bowles Dawn - Susie Riddell...
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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Oct 28, 2018 James Herbert
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Flora Chaldean's old cottage is the idyllic home that Mike and Midge have longed for. But who is the figure lurking in the woods? And how did Flora die?   Dramatised By: Gregory Evans Guitar: Mitch Dalton Director: David Blount Mike: Kim Wall Midge: Katherine Schlesinger Mycroft: Kerry Shale Hub: John Sharian Val: Jenny Lee Bob: Gerard McDermott Jilly: Sarah Rice Reverend Sixsmith: Christopher Wright Bickleshift: Alastair Danson Ogbourne: John Rowe Late Night Theatre BBC Radio 4 FM, 17 January...
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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Oct 27, 2018 Tessa Hadley
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Sian Thomas reads Tessa Hadley's powerful and haunting novel, a beautifully observed portrait of a family and the change wrought by time across the generations. Three middle-aged sisters and a brother meet up in their grandparents' old house for three long, hot summer weeks. Under the idyllic surface, there are immediate tensions.  Secrets, misunderstandings and passion play out as the characters shift and reappraise and a way of life - bourgeois, literate, ritualised - winds down to its...
Topic: BBC Radio Reading
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Oct 26, 2018 T D Webster
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'The singing came from the schoolroom. When I opened the door it stopped. Then for a few seconds I heard sobbing: it sounded like a woman. You've never heard any stories about the school being haunted?'  Martin Chapman: John Pullen Jill Chapman: Jane Wenham Bob Kingsley: Garard Green Molly Kingsley: Anne Jameson Andrew Smith: Michael Deacon Mr Green: Peter Woopthorpe Mr Watson: Michael Shannon Mrs Watson: Madi Heda Produced by Harry Catlin Afternoon Theatre BBC Radio 4 FM, 3 July 1975 15.05
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Oct 26, 2018 John Osborne
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To celebrate sixty years since John Osborne wrote his classic play, Richard Wilson directs a radio dramatisation with David Tennant as Jimmy Porter.  The play that launched the Angry Young Man movement has lost none of its bite and still disturbs and questions in equal measure. Jimmy Porter - David Tennant Alison - Nancy Carroll Cliff - Daniel Evans Helena - Claire Price Colonel - Ian McKellen Directed by  Richard Wilson Produced by  Clive Brill  A Brill production for BBC Radio 4.  Sat 30...
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Oct 22, 2018 Richard Matheson
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Immune to a plague which has decimated the population, Earth's last living man, Robert Neville, takes on hordes of survivors turned into monstrous vampires. 1954 cult classic set in the United States of America in 1976.  Read by Angus McInnes. Abridged by Scott Stainton Miller. Produced by Eilidh McCreadie. Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra by BBC Scotland and first broadcast in 2006.
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Topic: BBC Radio Reading
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Oct 22, 2018 Catherine Aird
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How do you react when you suddenly discover that for the past 21 years your life isn'what it appeared to be, and you suddenly find your name has become Henrietta - Who?  A play for radio by Alison Plowden: adapted from Catherine Aird's novel with Ciaran Madden as Henrietta and Alan Rowe as Insp Sloan  Producer: Christopher Vennlng Harry Ford: Vernon Joyner Bill Thorpe: Robert Swales Constable Crosby: Nigel Anthony Dr Dabbe: Nigelgraham Supt Lees: Robert Trotter James HibbS: Brian Haines PC...
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Oct 22, 2018 Raymond Chandler
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'What did it matter where you lay once you were dead? You just slept the big sleep, not caring about the nastiness of how you died or where you fell.' Dramatised for radio by Bill Morrison.  With Ed Bishop as Philip Marlowe and Robert Beatty as General Sternwood.   Musical research Adrian Edwards Directed By: John Tydeman Philip Marlowe: Ed Bishop General Sternwood: Robert Beatty Carmen Stern wood: Liza Ross Vivian Regan: Diana Olsson AgneS: Nicolette McKenzie Bernie Ohls: Harry Towb Eddie...
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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Oct 21, 2018 J M Barrie
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In a magic wood, on Midsummer's eve, a second chance is offered to those who believe they've taken the wrong turning in life. Some will take the same path, while others will have a precious glimpse of what can now never be... Written in 1917, J M Barrie's play was adapted by Jeffrey Segal. Starring Bernard Hepton as Dearth; Frances Jeater as Jenny Dearth; Jenny Quayle as Margaret; Lob as Jeffrey Segal; Geoffrey Beevers as Jack Purdie; Carole Boyd as Mabel Purdie; Jane Knowles as Joanna Trout;...
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Oct 20, 2018 James Runcie
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Taken from James Runcie's clerical detective series, The Grantchester Mysteries - set in the 1950s Cambridgeshire village of Grantchester. Read by Alex Jennings. Produced by Eoin O'Callaghan Episode 1  - Call Me Pamela When the dangerously beautiful Pamela Morton asks clergyman-detective, Canon Sidney Chambers to probe the suspicious suicide of the man with whom she's been having an adulterous affair - sceptical Sidney is unable to resist the challenge. Though his friend Inspector Keating...
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Oct 20, 2018 Ray Bradbury
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A disaster strikes in space, leaving a crew of astronauts with no option but to make peace with coming death.  Tom Watson and Finlay Welsh star in Ray Bradbury's own adaptation of his short story from The Illustrated Man.    Hollis: Tom Watson Applegate: Finlay Welsh Stone: Rebecca Hawking Stimson: John Yule Lespere: Stuart McQuarrie With Neil Shackleton , John Adam Baker and Lynn Bains  Directed by Hamish Wilson BBC Radio 4 FM, 31 January 1996 14.00 45 minutes  Image by myersalex216
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Oct 20, 2018 Mike Stott
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An archaeologist excavating a site discovers a skull. The skull, however, is modern, and Det-Sgt John Smith begins to unravel the most unusual murder mystery of his career. Det-Sgt Smith: Alan Downer Sue Rogers: Caroline John Dr Eva Hartley: Margot Boyd Det-Con Tony Lambert: Geoffrey Beevers Mrs Clark: Diana Bishop BBC telephonist: Diana Bishop Eric Benton: Timothy Bateson Hughie Latchmere: Timothy Bateson Graham Rees: Sam Dastor Graham Appleby: Fraser Kerr Andrew Donnelly: William Sleigh David...
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Oct 20, 2018 Ray Bradbury
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Sometime in the future the fireman's role has changed from stopping fires to starting them: the material being all books or printed matter of any kind. Fahrenheit 451 is the temperature at which books burn. But Montag the fireman is beginning to have doubts about his role ... Dark futuristic tale dramatised for radio by Gregory Evans and starring Michael Pennington.  Montag: Michael Pennington Millie: Pamela Salem Beatty: Peter Miles Narrator: Jonathan Newth Clarisse: Patience Tomlinson...
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Oct 16, 2018 Sheila Hodgson
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The chilling tale of a cursed professor with a red book, a wayward nephew and an 18th-century tankard.  Inspired by the master of the ghost story, M.R. James. Stars David March as MR James. With Susan Sheridan and Lockwood West  BBC Radio 4 - Afternoon Theatre Original Broadcast:  29 December 1977 45 minutes  Image by Gellinger
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Oct 15, 2018 Nicola Jones
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Nicola Jones’s tense, fast-moving thriller follows a man trying to re-interpret his memories of the long hot summer of 1976. Who is to blame for his sister’s disappearance, and what really happened to her? Mike – Tom Roberts Bern – Kim Wall Young Mike – Gabriel Towell Evie – Chandeep Uppal Sylvia – Bharti Patel Jason – Robert Wilkinson Taxi driver – Sean Connolly Produced and directed by Peter Leslie Wild BBC Radio  25 May 2010     Image by Free-Photos
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Oct 15, 2018 Peter Whalley
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Taut psychological thriller by Peter Whalley.  John Newland's life is turned upside down when an old murder case from 20 years ago; in which he was a suspect; is reopened. He now must take a DNA test; and is terrified that his wife will at last discover the terrible and strange lie he has been living for 20 years.  John Newlands ...... David Bamber Sue Newlands ...... Denise Black  Mike ...... David Fleeshman  David ...... Seamus O'Neill  DI Musker ...... Craig Cheetham  Directed by...
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Oct 15, 2018 Various
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Stories inspired by the master of suspense. First broadcast in September 2010, The Late Alfred Hitchcock Presents was a 5 part series of dramatisations of stories deemed too unsuitable for the original Alfred Hitchcock Presents television series. Actor Michael Roberts provided the voice of Hitchcock in the bookends of each episode. Episode 1 - The Waxwork By AM Burrage.  In a reprise of the director's celebrated series from beyond the grave, convincing effigies become all too real. Stars...
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Oct 8, 2018 Julian Simpson
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Julian Simpson's fast-paced psychological thriller about a man trying to uncover his true identity, set against the backdrop of a war on terror. Mark Willis ...... Mark Bazeley Mia ...... IndiraVarma Doctor Gruber ...... Nicola Walker Samson ...... Mark Lewis Jones Charlie ...... Jimmy Akingbola Lenny ...... Paul Panting A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4. Release date: 22 August 2008 58 minutes  Image by MichaelGaida & Alexas_Fotos
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Oct 7, 2018 Guy de Maupassant
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Jeanne de Lamare - a sheltered and naive country aristocrat - leaves her convent education filled with thoughts of love and romance. Guy de Maupassant's early tragicomic novel adapted by Adrian Penketh. Stars Aimee Ffion Edwards as Jeanne, Adam Nagaitis as Julien, Robert Blythe as the Baron and Christine Absalom as the Baroness. Director: Jessica Dromgoole. First broadcast on BBC Radio 4  3 November 2012 1 hour, 15 minutes Image by Hans
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Oct 6, 2018 Fact-based mystery adapted by Michael Butt, Michael Howell and Peter Ford
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Fact-based mystery adapted by Michael Butt from Michael Howell and Peter Ford's The Ghost Disease and Other Stories Episode 1 - Death in the Parish When a cholera epidemic strikes London in 1854, the brilliant but mercurial Dr John Snow investigates.  Starring Bill Nighy. Episode 2 - The Last Infirmity Two ambitious young doctors tackle a yellow fever epidemic in 19th-century Cuba.  Starring Colin Stinton and William Hope. Episode 3 - The Epping Jaundice A strange epidemic sweeps through the...
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Oct 6, 2018 Raymond Chandler
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The background is Hollywood, where everybody gives a performance and nothing is as it seems. Orrin Quest is missing and his little sister asks Marlowe to find him. But all our hero finds is corpses.  Raymond Chandler's 1949 mystery thriller, dramatised by Bill Morrison and starring Ed Bishop as private eye Philip Marlowe. Philip Marlowe: Ed Bishop Dolores Gonzales: Toby Robins Mavis Weld: Margaret Robertson Orfamay Quest: Liza Ross Lt Christy French: Don Fellows Sgt Beifus: Rod Beacham...
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Oct 5, 2018 Martin Crimp
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Three short plays with associated themes and preoccupations. With Alec McCowen and Phyllida Law as the leading characters. Common humanity is much less common than the name implies. 1 - The Appreciation of Music 2 - Making Love 3 - Suicide Alec McCowen - Mr Lebrun/Mr De A/Dr Lebrun Phyllida Law - Mrs Cook/Mrs Lebrun/Mrs De A Billy - Mark Straker Pianist - Martin Goldstein. Produced by John Tydeman Winner of a Giles Cooper Award 1985 Broadcast Wednesday 15th May 1985, Radio 3 Image by Free-Photos
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Oct 1, 2018 Peter Whalley
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A compelling psychological thriller with fraudulent identity at its heart. Alice moves into a converted Victorian house and rents the top floor. The landlord lives below. Both tenant and landlord are not who they say they are, and as each discovers the truth, it's clear one of them is going to die. Martin ..... Lee Ingleby Alice ..... Joanne Froggatt Denise ..... Becky Hindley Produced and directed by Pauline Harris.   Release date: 15 April 2010 45 minutes Image by Free-Photos
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Oct 1, 2018 Diana Webster
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The eternal triangle. Going through a mid-life crisis, George is married to the impeccable Sheila and involved with the unpredictable Annabel. But in the aftermath who was to blame? Did George cheat on Sheila? Was he seduced by Annabel? Or was Annabel his victim? Three interpretations. Who is to be believed? Diana Webster's drama stars Celia Imrie as Sheila, John Duttine as George, Clare Holman as Annabel and Sean Hagerty as Dean Director: Sue Wilson First broadcast on BBC Radio 4   Release...
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Sep 30, 2018 Colin Dexter
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In 1859, the body of a young woman was found floating in the Oxford Canal; her death led to a sensational murder trial, and two men were eventually hanged for the murder. In 1989, Inspector Morse is recovering from a bleeding ulcer in Oxford's John Radcliffe Hospital. Morse is given a book by the wife of a recently deceased patient at the hospital. The little book called Murder on the Oxford Canal tells the story of the murder of Joanna Franks aboard the canal boat Barbara Bray. Morse is soon...
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Sep 30, 2018 Alex Ferguson
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1967: Richard Thornton is at a planning conference. In the big house where he's staying, he comes across a little girl on the top landing. He comforts her and promises to return, but his hosts deny anyknowledge of her. Can she really have disappeared into thin air? Alex Ferguson's thrilling ghost story about a lost childhood, told by a man whom no one believes. Starring Cliff Howells as Richard, Kathryn Hunt as Allison, Russell Dixon as Professor Taylor, Mary Cunningham as Mrs Taylor, Martin...
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Sep 29, 2018 Ernest Raymond
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A classic story of love and murder. Place and time: London in the mid 1930s.  Adapted By: Denis Constanduros Producer: Martin Jenkins Paul Pressett: Peter Jeffrey Myra Bawne: Ann Bell Mrs Pressett: Pauline Letts Annie: Olwen Griffiths Headmaster and Counsel for Defence: William Fox Briscoll: Ronald Herdman Mrs Briscoll: Hazel Coppen Dr Waterhall and Clerk of Court: Martin Friend Insp Boltro and Foreman of Jury: Antony Higginson PC: Geoffrey Larder Judge: Lewis Stringer Prison Governor: Michael...
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Sep 25, 2018 J B Priestley
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A group of people thrown together by chance when they decide to stay at a remote Yorkshire inn, discover that they're so interdependent that a decision taken by any one of them is likely to have a profound effect on the lives of the others. Have they lived through the experience before? Is there a chance to make different decisions this time? Stars Lesley Nichol as Sally Pratt, George A Cooper as Sam Shipley, Geoffrey Banks as Dr Gortler and Alan Rothwell as Oliver Farrant. Directed by Alfred...
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Sep 23, 2018 Mike Walker
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Rhona Forrester, a physicist in a sound laboratory, is persuaded by an old flame to restore some early wax cylinder recordings. But the voice that emerges begins to exert a malevolent influence. Liam - Jonjo O'Neill Miles Hautigan - Harry Hadden-Paton Feveral - Stephen Critchlow Ice Cream Seller - Laura Hyde Directed by John Taylor A Fiction Factory production for BBC Radio 4. Release date: 22 March 2013 45 minutes  Image by OpenClipart-Vectors & GeorgyGirl
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Sep 22, 2018 Howard Barker
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Richard E Grant plays Chin, a banished poet, in Howard Barker's dark comedy set in ancient China. Chin has bought a bottomless well used by unhappy locals to end their troubles by throwing themselves in. His tiny industry is thriving. Then the beautiful Hasi appears. She seems disinclined to jump. And Chin begins to hope she won't... Chin - Richard E Grant Hasi - Francesca Annis Ghang - Michael Bertenshaw Mrs Hu - Jane Bertish Student - Arthur Hughes Composer - Errollyn Wallen Musician - Joseph...
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Sep 17, 2018 Raymond Chandler
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When Mrs Murdock asked Marlowe to recover a rare gold coin stolen by her daughter-in-law, the private eye took the case. He didn't like Mrs Murdock but he needed the job. Three murders and a great many lies were not part of the deal.  Dramatised by Bill Morrison   Musical research Adrian Edwards Directed by John Tydeman  Philip Marlowe: Ed Bishop Merle Davis: Toby Robins Elizabeth Bright Murdock: Tucker McGuire Leslie Murdock: Peter Marinker Lt Jesse Breeze: Paul Maxwell Lois Magic:...
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Sep 16, 2018 Stefan Zweig
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What had seemed to Hofmiller to be merely a social blunder has had unforeseen consequences and he's now embarked on a most perilous course of deception.  Dramatised for radio in two episodes by Stephen Wyatt with a cast that includes Piers Wehner, Bryony Hannah, Ronald Pickup, Jasper Britton & Michael Jayston.  Stefan Zweig is a remarkable writer who had a remarkable life, but is not nearly as well known as he deserves to be, as Simon Gray discovered when he was attracted by the cover of...
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Sep 11, 2018 Matt Bloom
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2020: Terrifying consequences ensue when Mary uses a new matter transportation machine to get to Sydney.  Starring Julia Watson. With James Nickerson, Emma Clarke, Ann Rye, Neil Bell, Mark Chatterton and Stuart Richman.  Directed by Jim Poyser. BBC Radio 4 Release date: 2 October 2003 45 minutes Image by pattyjansen
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Sep 11, 2018 Michael Frayn
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Moving into their tiny new flat, a young couple need to make important decisions. Where will they put the bed? And do they really want to spend the rest of their lives together? Michael Frayn's comedy drama stars Samuel West as Phil, Lucy Tregear as Cath and Margaret Courtenay as Pat. Directed by Matthew Walters First broadcast on BBC Radio 4  29 May 1995 1 hour Image by Pexels
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Sep 11, 2018 Peter Whalley
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Psychological thriller. When the law has failed, is it ever morally acceptable to impose your own justice? Jane, by chance, says she has found the man who violently attacked her five years ago. But Jane, a few years ago, mistakenly identified a man who she thought attacked her. So who is this man she's accusing, and has she got it right this time? Jane - Lyndsey Marshal Mike - Graeme Hawley Neil - Will Ash Cath - Nicola Ferguson Detective - Kate Coogan Produced and directed by Pauline Harris  ...
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Sep 11, 2018 Israel Zangwill
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Odd couple Tom Peters and Everard G Roxdal are two inseparable lodgers, but a bank robbery threatens their intense friendship. And what about the cash? Read by Lloyd Hutchinson. Produced by Joanne Reardon  Made for BBC 7 by BBC Radio Drama, Manchester.  Israel Zangwill was a writer and political activist (1864 - 1926)   Release date: 24 October 2003 30 minutes Image by erge
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Sep 10, 2018 Georges Simenon
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A tense and vivid story, set in 1957, which takes place on a single day, in and around a modest auberge in the untamed wooded hills above Nice. Ãmile is married to a domineering older wife, Berthe. It is her family that owns the little hotel 'La Bastide'. Although Ãmile is the chef, he feels like a servant. In an attempt to assert himself he starts an affair with one of the maids. But he continues to be humiliated by Berthe, just as he feels mocked by the pleasure-laden air of the Riviera....
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Sep 10, 2018 Jerome K Jerome
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Jerome K. Jerome, author of Three Men in a Boat and co-founder of The Idler magazine, wrote a series of humorous essays in 1888 on the merits of being thoroughly idle. `It is impossible to enjoy idling thoroughly unless one has plenty of work to do. There is no fun in doing nothing when you have nothing to do. Wasting time is merely an occupation then, and a most exhausting one. Idleness, like kisses, to be sweet must be stolen` Read by Hugh Laurie.  Abridged by Neville Teller Produced by...
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Sep 8, 2018 Sally Griffiths
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Professional illusionist, Will Morgan, is to front a TV show in which he exposes spiritualist mediums as frauds. Hayley Taylor is the spiritualist medium who refuses to back down under Will's scrutiny - a challenge Will can't walk away from. Both are to have their belief systems sorely tested when a voice from one of their pasts refuses to keep silent. Starring Steffan Rhodri as Will and Zoe Tapper as Hayley. Will - Steffan Rhodri Hayley - Zoe Tapper Yasmina - Vineeta Rishi Nick - Henry Devas...
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Sep 8, 2018 Katie Hims
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Five stories portray the significance of a kiss - parting kisses, first kisses much longed-for kisses.  Produced and directed by Jessica Dromgoole   Waterloo East Will having the best break up kiss she ever had lead Jeanie to take Dan back when they meet again one year on? Jeanie: Claire Rushbrook Dan: Lee Ross The Advertiser A 73 year old woman sees an astonishingly beautiful kiss at Waterloo East and determines that she wants to kiss someone for the first time in her life. She places an...
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Sep 7, 2018 Adam Ganz
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Under the Nazis, Michel Oppenheim - lawyer, patriot and porcelain collector - is made head of the Jewish community in Mainz. The minutes of his regular meetings with Gestapo functionary Schwoerer survive. Civilly, they discuss the pettiest details of Nazi terror and arrangements for the deportations east. Thanks to his non-Jewish, wife Oppenheim survives. Once the war ends, the tables are turned. Schwoerer begs Oppenheim for a testimonial, which could save him from a US war crimes trial and...
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Sep 6, 2018 Alan Ayckbourn
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Susan is a middle-aged woman, trapped in a loveless marriage to a smug vicar, and estranged from her son. After a minor accident with a garden rake, her mind starts to conjure up the perfect fantasy family. But the line between imagination and reality soon becomes alarmingly blurred. Alan Ayckbourn's powerful tragi-comedy about a woman's mental breakdown, starring Lesley Sharp, Ben Miles, Owen Teale and Malcolm Sinclair. Susan.....Lesley Sharp Dr Bill Windsor.....Ben Miles Rev. Gerald...
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Sep 5, 2018 Peter Wolf
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Haunted by a painful break-up, moors recluse Graham begins an unexpected relationship. Romantic drama starring Robert Glenister.   Release date: 9 February 2001 45 minutes Image - TJBlackwell at English Wikipedia, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=4648806
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Sep 5, 2018 Philip Levene
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Cold stores are intended only for perishable goods - so the doors don't always have handles on the inside - as one accident-prone frozen food manufacturer finds out... Philip Levene's drama stars Nigel Graham as Robert Craig, Bonnie Hurren as Lucy Craig and John Forrest as Alan Scott. Producer: Margaret Etal First broadcast in Thirty-Minute Theatre on BBC Radio 4    Release date: 10 October 1973 30 minutes
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Sep 5, 2018 Robin Brooks & Robert Radcliffe
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In the spring of 1943, a group of Air Force officers began work on an ambitious plan to tunnel their way out of a German POW camp called Stalag Luft Three. A year later the tunnel was ready and seventy-six made their escape. All but three were recaptured, but fifty were then systematically executed on orders from German High Command. This much was made internationally famous by Hollywood in the film The Great Escape, which mixes a meticulous depiction of the tunnelling plan with highly...
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Sep 3, 2018 José Saramago
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A driver waiting at the traffic lights goes blind and becomes patient zero in a contagion of blindness that sweeps through a city. The authorities isolate the blind in a mental asylum. Blind thugs take over. When all are blind, all the rules change. What it is to be human must change.  Written by Nobel Prize-winning author José Saramago and translated by Giovanni Pontiero.  Adapted by Matt Thompson.  Produced and directed by Matt Thompson Doctor's wife: Josefina Gabrlelle Doctor: Anthony...
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Sep 3, 2018 Raymond Chandler
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Raymond Chandler's world-weary private-eye leaves the smog of LA on the trail of a killer. Blonde, beautiful, and wild, Crystal Kingsley had never exactly been the faithful little wife. But when she's missing for a month and a woman's body surfaces in an isolated mountain lake, murder-a-day Philip Marlowe is back in business. When the body in the lake turns out not to be Crystal at all, it is in fact one of her neighbours,  Marlowe can sniff the beginnings of a mystery. Hired by Derace...
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Sep 3, 2018 Sally Griffiths
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A gripping drama about missing memories and recapturing the past, by Sally Griffiths. Ellen Maynard has no recollection of who she used to be following a freak accident. Her husband, Anthony, is determined to win back the woman he loves, whatever the cost. Starring Amelia Bullmore as Ellen and Jamie Glover as Anthony. Ellen - Amelia Bullmore Anthony - Jamie Glover Julie - Di Botcher. Luke - Joshua Silver Dr Rackham - Susie Riddell Directed by Gemma Jenkins Release date: 27 September 2012 45...
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Sep 2, 2018 Wally K Daly
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When Phillip gives up smoking, he gets just a little bit tense. In the end, it's not just his friends, relatives and colleagues who urge him to return to the habit - even his doctor agrees.  Directed By: Martin Jenkins Phillip: With Paul Daneman Sarah: And Norma Ronald Barry: Rlchard Durden Doreen: Jane Leonard Managing Director: Bernard Brown Doctor: Graham Blockey Sandy: Tessa Worsley Thirty-Minute Theatre BBC Radio 4 FM, 7 January 1986 11.00 Image by realhardwork -...
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Sep 2, 2018 Francis Turnly
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Kate and Patrick face terror from the sinister past of their newly renovated house. Francis Turnly's thriller with Tara Flynn. BBC Radio 4 - 31st August 2008.
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Sep 1, 2018 Graham White
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In the seventies two friends buried a time capsule to be opened at the millennium. But unearthing it reopens a dark past perhaps best left buried.  Tom: David Bamber Kevin: Alastair Danson Scott: Kim Wall Paula: Zelah Clarke Karen: Suzanna Hamilton Lynn: Susie Bran Director Peter Kavanagh BBC Radio 4 FM, 30 December 1999 14.15
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Aug 30, 2018 Nicholas Blake
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When Felix Cairnes's only child is killed by a hit-and-run driver he makes a solemn vow to track the man down and kill him. Dramatised by Michael Bakewell Directed by Jane Morgan Philip Franks: Nigel Strangeways Felix Cairnes: Jonathan Cullen Lena: Lucy Whybrow George: Andrew Woodall Mrs Rattery: Jill Balcon Violet: Deborah Berlin Phil: Taylor Jefferson Shepherd: Christopher Douglas Callaghan: Ian Masters Rebecca Sair: Georgia Strangeways David Rintoul: Inspector Blunt Insp Blount: David...
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Aug 30, 2018 Amelia Bullmore
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When his wife died three years ago, Christopher fled London for a simpler existence in Cornwall, where he has settled on bat protection as his mission. Colette and her noisy daughters rent the holiday cottage next door and disturb the peace - both his and that of his beloved bats. Stars Bill Nighy as Christopher, Katherine Parkinson as Colette, Jenny Agutter as Biddy and Sean Baker as Rory. Christopher - Bill Nighy Colette - Katherine Parkinson Biddy - Jenny Agutter Rory - Sean Baker Lou-Lou -...
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Aug 30, 2018 Raymond Chandler
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Marlowe helps a friendly drunk conceal a crime. He is also asked to protect a drunken writer from his own violence. A murder seems to connect the two cases. And Marlowe almost falls in love... Dramatised by Bill Morrison Musical research Adrian Edwards Directed by John Tydeman Philip Marlowe: Ed Bishop Eileen Wade: Toby Robins Roger Wade: David March Terry Lennox: Peter Marinker Howard Spencer: Don Fellows Mendy Menendez: Blain Fairman Linda Loring: Margaret Robertson Dr Loring: Paul Maxwell...
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Aug 28, 2018 Barry Bermange
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A little girl is left outside a pub to wait for her parents. Inside they discuss a recent child-murder.    Man: Frank Partington Lena: Isla Cameron Nora Waley: Kathleen Heime Len Waley: Philip Morant Mr Lawson: Brian Cullis Police Sergeant: Julian Somers Hector: Donald McKillop Boswell: Haydn Jones Waldo: Philip Morant Produced By: Robin Midgley   Release date: 28 February 1962 30 minutes Image by ExplorerBob
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Aug 28, 2018 Rhys Adrian
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It all takes place in the outpatients' waiting-room of a large hospital. They all have to wait their turn in the system. But sometimes the system is very hard to follow....  (Giles Cooper Award winner for one of the six best radio plays of 1985) Directed By: John Tydeman Edward Gerety: Michael Aldridge Martin Smith: Andrew Sachs Mrs Jenkins: Sylvia Coleridge the Nurse: And Margot Boyd BBC Radio 3, 8 May 1985 19.30
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Jul 10, 2018 Stephen Gallagher
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The Last Rose of Summer, Hunter's Moon and The Babylon Run is a trilogy of science fiction serials made for Piccadilly Radio. Produced by Tony Hawkins with technical supervision by Peter Baker. Mitchell was played by John Munday  Randell by Charles Foster  The Voice of Central Command by Chris Kaye  Baxter by Malcolm Brown  Avery Sim was played by David Marlowe.   Killoran was played by Mike Hurley,  Mrs Mitchell by Diana Mathur and the nurse was played by Barbara Greenhalgh.  The...
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